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    October 10, 2012
    5:00 - 5:59am PDT  

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we just got up close. a late night city hall shocker how san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi kept his job. we are live at the home of a stanford professor who woke up this morning to find out he won the nobel prize. we'll tell you what he won it for. mother nature putting on a little show here this morning. there are no clouds or showers. there is lightning. we'll talk about that and the forecast here today. good morning. thank you for joining us on this wednesday morning october 10th i'm pam cook. >> and i'm mike mibach. dave clark has the day off. pam always great to see you. steve paulson always a pleasure. >> thank you. good to see every. we have a little bit of lightning going on in the san mateo coast. coming around an area of low pressure right there. also coming off from the sierra nevada into lake county as
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well. partly cloudies today. occasionally showers. we'll talk about that coming up. >> right now san mateo bridge traffic looks good getting out to the high-rise no major problems. steve mentioned there will be a little bit of showers in some of the commutes. we'll let you know when that happens. this is a look at the golden gate bridge. let's go back to the desk. we are continuing to follow breaking news out of union city where a massive fire at a strip mall has damaged several businesses. claudine wong is live now with information on where that fire may have started and an injury to a firefighter claudine. >> reporter: fortunately that firefighter will be okay. let me show you the scene right now. still very active out here. this union city strip mall. you can see the fire fighters still in place. you can take a look over the roof line you can still see white smoke coming up. most of the fire was in that roof line. i want to show you video of
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this fire. it was huge. the flames at their height were really going. this started just after 1:00 this morning. that is when they got the call. they do belief at this point this fire was burning for quite awhile before it was discovered. it took about 90 minutes to get it out. about ten businesses effected by this fire. and i want to give you a look at the damage. because firefighters just took us upright into these businesses so we could get a look at what the fire did. you can see the damage is extensive. there is also a roof collapse at this fire roof caved in on top of the businesses. you can see there will be a lot of cleanup a lot of rebuilding that will have to be done. in the meantime, though, firefighters say this is a tough fire to fight. >> it probably had been burning for quite some time. probably concealed in the attic. the amount of flame, the intensity for the first units once they got holes cut was pretty dramatic. that is when they got extra help.
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>> reporter: there was a threat for for some time to a nearby apartment complex. >> yeah about five minutes after we woke up someone ran down i believe it was the fire department ran down the hall knocking on doors waking everyone up so they could get out if they had to. >> reporter: back live out here on scene again you can see the white smoke coming from the roof line. what they are doing now is keeping an eye out for hot spots. then they are looking for daylight. once daylight comes they will assess what goes into the businesses. they believe it started in the corner of this strip mall. whether suspicious, how it started, they just don't know. live in union city claudine wong. overnight a woman was found badly burned on a road in santa rosa. deputies saw that woman on sonoma mountairoad just before 11:00 last night while responding to a domestic
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violence call. deputies found burned clothing about a mile away in a driveway. they are still investigating the incident. it's official ross mirkarimi has been reinstated as san francisco's sheriff. that is after supervisors went against ross mirkarimi. cheering from mirkarimi supporters at the late night decision in a 7-4 vote ss voted permanently removing mirkarimi. he will receive back pay and said he's ready to get back to work. >> right now it's about moving forward. we want to mend fences with all parties. >> finally. i think justice was done. and i have a message you have to be bigger. because we have our sheriff back finally.
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>> the supervisors decision ends the legal saga that started after mirkarimi bruised his wife's arm in a new years eve dispute and culminated in a debate whether that is official misconducted. mayor lee released a comment. he goes on to say. domestic violence has no place in our city. will never be considered a private family matter and never be tolerated. >> i think it's outrageous. i think that campos sends a message we don't take it serious. >> hundreds lined up to speak last night many were supporters but domestic violence advocates say it's a conflict for him to
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serve as sheriff. we will have continuing coverage on the mirkarimi vote all morning long. a court hearing is scheduled this afternoon for a man accused of abducting a nine- year-old girl from a san mateo school. the incident happened at parkside elementary nearly three weeks ago. bradley walk into the girl's bathroom, grabbed a nine-year- old girl, and carried her off. the girl managed to escape. prosecutors say he faces addition nap charges stemming from other school trespassing incidents. he's expected to enter a plea today. the house committee will hold a hearing looking into diplomatic security in libya that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. the new information about the attack being released by the state department ahead of hearing this morning. the man behind the antiislamic film innocence of
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muslims which sparked violence in many parts of the world is scheduled to appear in a los angeles courtroom today he was convicted in 2010 of bank fraud. prosecutors say they want his probation revoked. he lied to probation officers and used aliases. new this morning from stockholm to stanford a bay area professor just won the nobel prize. matt keller is live at his home. >> reporter: he is inside his home now with his wife and they are both awake after finally getting that phone call from the nobel committee. they are doing interviews now. we are next in line to talk to him. before we do that here's the announcement from the nobel committee from just a few hours ago. >> and professor brian
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k.kobilka at stanford university school of medicine stanford, california usa and the academy citation rounds for studies of deprotein coupled receptors. >> reporter: professor brian kobilka shared the nobel prize with robert. professor koa bill coo is a chair molecular and physiology.
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the traffic actually is pretty good so far this morning. driving around the bay. this is a look at 80 westbound as you head out to the mccarthur maze. no major problems if you are looking at 580 coming up to the bridge as well. it's also a nice looking drive. if you want to get on the road early and take a lot of the uncertainty out of your commute, it looks good get into the city. also the morning commute here at the toll plaza looks good. no major problems as you drive into the city. now if you are driving on the nimitz freeway heading south that's also a good time to go. let's go to steve. thank you, sal. with a little bit of show from mother nature here also up toward lake county. you are seeing cloud to cloud lightning. not something that happens very often here. there has been pretty good rain. thundershower activity along the san mateo coast. and also coming up from monterey.
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40s and 50s. we also have fog being reported. rather cool for some. not so bad for others. temperatures 40s and 50s. our little low is moving south. but also rotating around that also coming off the sierra nevada going east to west. cloud, showers partly sunny. san mateo coast needs to be taking the most so far this morning. temperatures though not going very far. 60s and 70s. i think they are exactly where they were yesterday. not much has changed. partly cloudy and sunny. occasional thundershowers. calming down a little bit warmer. a little bit more sun as we go to the weekend. mike and pam. 5:10 is the time right now. a terror plot uncovered near paris. what french police learned during their interrogation with suspects. >> also pain at the pump. will it stay or go? we'll let you know which way prices are expected to go.
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good morning, westbound 24 looks pretty good. we'll tell you more about the morning commute and the bay area weather.
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welcome back. new this morning french police made a startling find during their terror investigation. over the weekend they broke up a suspected terrorist cell. their interrogations led them to a parking lot in a paris
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suburb where they uncovered bombing supplies. the war in afghanistan is expected to top the agenda as natoed administers meet in belgian today. they are expected to formerly announce marine general john allen as the next commander. 130 allied service members have been killed or injured in attacks by afghan troops. the state department is revealing details about attack on u.s. consulate in libya. as alison burns reports to us this morning from washington, d.c. the information comes hours after a high profile congressional hearing about that tragedy. house investigations committee has called state department officials here today to testify members of congress are demanding to know why there wasn't more security at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. what officials knew about a potential threat and whether
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the obama administration intentionally tried to mislead the public in believing it was a random attack during a protest. state department officials will reportedly testify today they never believe the attack that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans was simply a result of the protest. a republican on the committee went on cnn this morning and blasted the administration for seeming to change its descriptions of what happened. >> now we come out to find those were absolutely not true, they are somewhere between totally false and absolutely not true. >> reporter: as for ambassador stevens security state department officials will testify he was in a secure area during the attack but tied of smoke inhalation and a rapid response force of libyans tried to come to his aid. a whistle blower will also be testifying today about how the state department rejected repeated requests for more security in libya. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns ktvu channel 2 news. we are now hearing gas
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prices in california may have finally reached its peak. aaa announced it expects prices to begin a downward trend after hitting record highs for the fourth day in a row. several factors have paved the way for prices to go down possibly as soon as today. meantime california senators dianne feinstein and barbara boxer are calling on federal authorities to investigate the reasons behind the recent price hikes. newly released document shows the pepper spraying incident at uc davis last fall. they released more than 9500 pages of documents and e-mails yesterday in response to public records act request from media organizations. now among the documents thousands of angry e-mails from around the world demanding the resignation of the university chancellor. there are also e-mails of support from academies who offered advice on how to handle the controversy. michael savage is planning to return to the air waves.
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savage tells the chronicle listeners should expect to hear him on the air within two weeks. last month his popular talk show left the air waves after he won a legal battle to get out of his contract with talk radio network. his attorney says they are needn'ting with three -- negotiating with three big players but they are not naming any names. today is the first day of business for the target store at the metreon. target says the store is designed to accommodate urban shoppers. and it will offer smaller packages of common items. >> very nice. i always go in for a couple things and i end up spending annuitying way more. >> you are one of the heavy overstuffed bags. >> yes. >> you don't about a 200 -- you
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don't want a 200 pack of toilet paper? >> do you sal? >> yes, toy. you have to be prepared. let's do the traffic. traffic is moving along in many areas. let's take look commute on 880 north and southbound the traffic is looking good. there are no major problems here. if you are driving into downtown oakland it's a nice looking drive. also the morning commute on the san mateo bridge is off to a good start getting on to the high-rise over to the peninsula. we are looking at the south bay through cal tran data and our own data. if you are driving on 101 northbound, that looks pretty good. 280 and 85 are off to a good start. let's go to steve. our system is doing exactly what they are doing. it's wrapping back in. shower activity. occasionally lightning. there's been cloud to cloud lightning. numerous reports. matthew all the way out to i believe toward the city and also areas over oakland. he had lightning off in the
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distance. the biggest activity was over the san mateo coast and wrapping back around from lake county into mendocino county. the low itself is moving very slowly toward southern california. as it does flow around that is counter clock wise. you can get sun, clouds, and showers. focus right off of half-moon bay it looks like most of that is heading out into the pacific. 40s on the temps. another cool morning for some. low clouds, high based clouds. clear skies and also lightning. occasionally some rain like last night it happened from mountain view to san jose. that could happen again today. as that low moves south it could move back in toward santa cruz. partly sunny and cloudy. kind of a broad brush forecast. 60s and 70s on the temps. i think today is the main active day. there could be some lingering into wednesday night and thursday. by friday it's too far south. >> thank you, steve. the european stock markets are down this morning after the
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international monetary fund singled out the euro zone debt crisis as a key threat to global economic growth. overnight much of the same for the markets in asia. china was up slightly as investors there remain hopeful there will be more economic easing. checking in on our numbers here's where we start the day. losses posted yesterday as investors worry about the upcoming earnings season that began after the closing bell. we do have a couple positive earnings reports to talk about this morning. we'll tell you about that in a little bit. right now the futures do indicate a slightly lower opening here in the u.s.. new research from finance professors at duke and emery universities raised questions about the quality of the quarterly earnings reports issued by u.s. corporations and anonymous survey of chief financial officers found 20% of companies use aggressive accounting methods to legally alter the outcome of earnings
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reports. the companies manipulate earnings to hit a target. a surprising 40% of those down played their numbers during the quarter so they can show improvement in future quarters. victims of abuse react to the jerry sandusky sentencing. >> what i found particularly disturbing was sandusky's demeanor. >> what a south bay man who's own sexual abuse case made headlines here in the bay area had to say. lucky to be alive. a hit and run victim survives a horrible crash. what could help track down the driver.
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welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. time now is 5:23. a hit and run victim in north carolina hopes surveillance video will help lead to an arrest. we have a warning this video is graphic. surveillance cameras captured a car hitting shawn lewis as he ran across the street. the impact of the crash tossed him into the air. initially that driver you can see stopped and got out but then drove away. lewis says he has not been able to return to work and needs a cane to get around. the city of oakland wants an auto shop to pipe down. the chronicle reports neighbors have complained about late night noise coming from the auto shop. oakland city attorney has filed a lawsuit against the operators and owners which includes the bank of new york. the suit seeks 1,000 a days in
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fines if it continues. bay area man at the center of a high profile sexual abuse case is giving his own opinion on the sentencing of jerry sandusky. will lynch says the trial involving the penn state assistant football coach has stirred up a lot of emotions in him. he was cleared of assault charges in july after beating a former priest he said molested him as a child. >> i think if we can repeal the statue of limitations and these people can be brought to justice 20, 30, 50 years down the line that can probably the biggest deterrent. >> lynch is working with the santa clara district attorney office and his nonprofit organization to change the law. sandusky was sentenced to at least 30 years in prison. some big name golfers will tee off today in the south bay. the first round begins at 7:20 this morning. tiger woods will not return this year, famous golfers that will appear include ernie elles
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and charlie wee and davis love iii. sarah palin says she is working on a fitness book. former alaska governor and former vice presidential candidate says the book will be about being healthy and self- disciplined. she will focus on how her family keeps in shape and by eating her family comfort food. sal, how is traffic? >> it's doing pretty well so far. right now traffic continues to look good if you are driving around the bay area. let's go to the south bay and northbound 280 traffic is still very much at the speed limit driving into 880. also the morning drive on southbound 680 is nice and wide open for you. driving from pleasanton and fremont. let's go to steve. all right, sal, thank you. whoops where am i going?
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hi, good morning. the weather is a little crazy this morning. numerous reports of lightning off and on. you can see that system right there it's rotating in some. low is moving down the coast but not before we get shower activity especially along the monterey area. also up toward mendocino county and lake county. right there on live storm tracker 2 you can see some of that mainly moving offshore. we'll talk more about this. a day of maybe some sun, clouds, and lightning. mike and pam. thank you. investigators ask for the public's help to find an arsonist target targeting the neighborhood. the votes are in. ross mirkarimi has been reinstated as san francisco sheriff but not everyone is happy about that. and overnight fire caused some major damage at a local strip mall. we have exclusive video. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow. you guys have it easy.
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welcome back to ktvu channel 2 morning news i'm mike mibach. dave clark has the morning off. >> i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us. time now is 5:30. steve paulson is here. i definitely saw flashes in the sky last night. or early this morning. >> there were some. >> we are talking about lightning here? >> yes. let's hope that is it. from lake county last night and also toward mountain view and southern end of the peninsula
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and some of that could happen again today. so 60s and 70s. sun, clouds, and showers. here is sal. good morning. right now we are looking at contra costa county you can see highway 4 looks good. you are also checking nearby. the carquinez bridge. the traffic in this area so far is off to a good start. also the morning commute in marin county between novato and san rafael all the way down to mill valley that looks good. let's go back to the desk. thank you, sal. a huge overnight fire damaged several businesses at a union city strip mall. it started just about 1:00 a.m. at the alvarado shopping center. i want to take you out to the scene live this morning as the investigation continues into the cause of this fire. as you can see claudine mentioned earlier a tennessee of water there after fighting that fire. at least nine businesses were
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effected by that fire. and firefighters again are out there with the investigation. an apartment building was also evacuated. >> we were asleep and the dog started barking. the next thing we know we were looking outside and there were red lights flashing. >> all evacuated residents have been allowed to return to their homes. overnight news san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi is keeping his job after hours of public system four supervisors voted against removing him from office. tara moriarty is joining us live from san francisco. >> reporter: this decision came as a shock to even mirkarimi himself who says he will be showing up for work here today. now mayor ed lee needed nine of the 11 supervisors in order to outst mirkarimi but only seven voted to do so. >> the motion is not approved, the charges of misconduct against sheriff ross mirkarimi
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are not sustained. >> reporter: mirkarimi supporters cheered after the late night decision came down after nine hours of presentations from mirkarimi's and lees camp. john avalos, david campos, jane kim, and the mayor's own opponent tee voted to keep mirkarimi. mirk roadway 3450e spoke to supporters while those supervisors who voted to keep him on the job as he said he did listen to their comments which criticized him for the domestic violence misdemeanor. >> i do not take anything what they say lightly. this whole experience needless to say has a way of changing and trance forming somebody. that is the message i take as sheriff of san francisco loud and clear. >> reporter: now mirkarimi will receive back pay from the time he was suspended. he pled guilty to a false
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imprisonment charge stemming from a new years eve incident with his wife that suffered a bruised arm and a few months later ed lee did suspend him. he did issue a statement saying domestic violence has no place in our city. we will never be considered a private family matter and never be tolated. coming up we'll have relaxation from campos. live from city hall i'm tara moriarty. >> we'll have more coverage of the mirkarimi vote all morning long. we also have a special section dedicated to the case on our home page at ktvu.com. a 17-year-old girl is fighting for her life after being stabbed multiple times in san francisco's mission district. the girl was attacked on vince la and 21st streets just after 7:00 last night. at this point no arrests have been made. police are trying to determine if there is a connection between the two incidents. firefighters are looking into the cause of a fire that left three people homeless in
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san jose. that happened at 6:40 last night on fawn drive. three adults that live in the home got out safely but they are looking for a new place to stay after firefighters declared the home uninhabitable. firefighters believe the fire started in an outdoor severalling unit. fire investigators are looking for an arsonist that has been targeting a west san jose neighborhood. they planta hand out fliers today asking for the publics help to solve these crimes. at least eight suspicious fires have been set in dumpsters and bushes in the area. >> it can catch to other houses. i'm very concerned. >> police plan to step up patrols in the area and firefighters are asking neighbors to immediately report any suspicious activity. mitt romney continues campaigning today in the battleground state of ohio. new jersey governor chris cristy will once again join
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romney in ohio. a comment he made about abortion is getting attention. he told the des moines register he would not pursue any abortion related legislation if elected president but that he would use an executive order to reinstate a policy that bans american funding of abortions in other countries. president obama is back at the white house today after also campaigning in ohio yesterday. the president has a meeting scheduled with secretary of state hillary clinton following the congressional hearing looking into the attack on the osteogens lat in lib -- u.s. consulate in libya. then he heads back out on the campaign in florida. the largest of the battleground states. arguments begin today in a a landmark supreme court case. what the court could decide about the future of college administrations. stanford university professor is one of two americans awarded the nobel prize in chemistry. we want to show you new video of the stanford researcher dr.
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brian kobilka. he and a duke scientist won the prize for their ground breaking discoveries of cell proteins. it could lead to the development of better medications. dr. kobilka is a professor at stanford school of medicine. it is a short week four days for some people out there. so let's check in with sal and see if that is having any impact. >> mike and pam we didn't have a lot of -- we had a lot lighter commute. tuesday has been slow. and today we'll see what happens. let's go out and take a look at what we have on highway 4. it looks kind of typical. it will be a little slow already in antioch as the early crowd gets on the road. it's not too bad in bay point. if you drive to the bay bridge toll plaza it's also still light. usually we hit a crowd here at 6:15 or so. and the morning drive in san jose area that still looks good if you are driving on 101. no major problems on the 101 or
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280 getting to the airport. across the bay interstate 880 that looks good. 5:37 let's go to steve. >> thank you. our little low that is sitting out here finally inches closer yesterday. did throw in cloud cover. sunny for some but showers and definitely cloud to cloud lightning here in the last 12 hours. late county being one area and off the san mateo coast. so we are in an active little pattern. showers near the coast and also some inland today. as that low moves south. sun, cloud, a little breezy. lightning is definitely in the forecast. it's wrapping back around occasionally some unsettled cloud cover. most of that is heading off the coast right now. off santa cruz coast. san mateo coast had pretty good shower activity by half-moon bay. it looks like most of that is done. 40s on the temps. or 50s. a little chilly toward the north bay. a little low is getting bumped
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along by this system. it is moving this low more toward southern california. some of the cloud cover from the sierra nevada heads back up toward east to west. and some of that rotating around comes up from the south and visits us. partly sunny, clouds, showers. occasionally we'll get lightning. 60s and 70s on the temps. i don't think they go anywhere really. tomorrow about the same. could be more shower activity toward san jose south as you head toward tonight and thursday. a lot calmer and quieter and warmer. >> thank you, steve. coming up an amazing rescue to say a man from a burning car. >> you can see flames coming out of the backseat. >> who was in that backseat makes the story even scarier. and crucial victories for the a's and giants last night as they both avoid elimination in their perspective playoff experience. not all a's fans were cheering. why some folks thought they had tickets to the game couldn't
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get inside. good morning. westbound 237 off to a good start in the santa clara valley. we'll tell you more. you disgust me. prove it. enough is enough. d-con no view, no touch trap snaps to kill instantly. no looking, no touching. d-con. get out.
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>> good morning. little low spinning off the coast sending in cloud cover and occasionally showers and lightning. partly cloudies today. highs today 60s and 70s. 5:42 on the clock. here's a quick look at the top stories we are following for you right now. several businesses were damaged overnight in a massive fire at a union city strip mall. it started around 1:00 a.m. at the alvarado play shopping center. ross mirkarimi will keep
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his job as san francisco sheriff. last night supervisors voted 7- 4 to reinstate him nearly seven months after mayor ed lee suspended mirkarimi without pay. lawmakers want to know if the state department ignored requests from its diplomats in libya to increase security in the months and weeks before the attack. in oakland a father and his two toddlers are safe thanks to the quick thinking of three people who noticed his car was on fire. they drove in around 5:45 last night with flames and smoke shooting out of his car. man helped the driver escape while two women grabbed the 18- month-old babies from the backseat. >> couldn't get the door open. i had to pull this baby out the window. this lady here grabbed the baby
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from the other side and pulled that one out. >> no one was hurt. fortunately investigators are still trying to figure out what caused the car to catch fire. there are reports the u.s. government will issue a warning for people that have replaced air bags in their cars in the past three years. the government will alert drivers that counterfeit air bags may have been installed. safety officials worry some may not inflate in an accident. both the a's and giants are staying alive. each team pulled out a thrilling victory. alex savidge is live outside the coliseum where another sellout is expected today. >> reporter: the home crowd lifted the a's last night as they pulled out that big win over the tigers. the team keep in mind still on the brink of elimination head into game four tonight against the tigers in this best of five series. the a's defense it was strong pitching helped them pull out this win as they beat the tigers 2-0 last night. one of the highlights of the
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game an amazing catch from cocoa crisp as he robbed gonzalez from a home run. >> we will sleep on it. obviously we will not get too high. we definitely didn't get too low. >> a bunch of no name players that have bunco lessed and they are a great team. >> reporter: meantime there were some a's fans that were stuck out in the cold last night for lack of a better term when they thought they had tickets. there was confusion over the tickets. they had tickets for what they thought was game number three. but it was actually home game number three. last night was game number three in the series but it was actually home game number one. >> ball rolling off his chest. bobbles. throw to first. not in time. a run scores. >> meantime in cincinnati last
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night the giants kept their playoff hopes alive. the giants beat the reds 2-0 in ten innings last night. they live to play another game. game four for them at 4:00 game for the a's at 6:00 tonight. live in oakland i'm alex savidge. the number of people stricken by meningitis continues to grow. the outbreak has spread to ten states from new jersey to florida. 12 people have died but doctors fear the toll will increase even more. the outbreak is traced to a massachusetts pharmacy which produced steroid injections for back pain. there is a growing call to regulate specialized pharmacies that take drug ingredients and package them into medication for specific clients. the supreme court will hear arguments today in a case that would have a big impact on college admissions. it stems from a 2008 lawsuit when a white student sued the university of texas in austin
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claiming she was denied admissions due to her race. supreme court upheld the use of affirmative action back in 2003 but the court has become increasingly conservative and could restrict or end the use of race as a factor for admissions. bay area is home for the newest winner of a no bell prize. a stanford professor won the prestigious award. >> reporter: we just spoke with brian kobilka here at his home. he is very excited about the big announcement this morning. he got a phone call at 2:20 this morning but he missed it. he thought it was just a wrong number. but fortunately the nobel prize committee called back with the news he won the prize in chemistry in his work. >> i thought i was dreaming to
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begin with. and just very excited and happy. >> reporter: professor brian kobilka shared the prize with duke university professor robert lefkowitz. professor kobilka is the chairman at me neck already and physiology. he and professor lev koa its will split the $1.2 million prize. he doesn't expect the nobel prize to change what he does but what he is hoping for is this award will help him get funding for more research in the future. we are look okay. even though the sun is not up. we are seeing more people there. but it's still kind of one of my words is doable. still doable here. you heard alex say that the a's
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play a home game tonight at 6:00. this mornings commute westbound bay bridge nothing there. we look at the south bay and 101 they are looking good. 101 on the peninsula looks good across the bay on 9:and -- on 92 and 94. let's go to steve. thank you. our system is moving down the coast but not before it rotates in shower activity. especially toward santa clara valley. and also coming off the sierra nevada a line that has stretched lake county last night. had pretty good lightning and rain last night. toward morgan hill and heading toward highway 17 santa cruz mountains and right toward san jose. we've had a little bit of rain
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here. last night and this morning. and right off by pacifica and half-moon bay. there is plenty there rotating around from southeast to northwest. 40s on the temps. low 50s for some. antioch at 51 degrees. the low is still close enough we have to keep shower activity. it's getting rather far south but it's large enough it continues to send in cloud cover. we will keep that in today. as the low moves south and we'll take most of that shower activity with it. it could easily spin in sun, clouds, and showers. partly sunny. it has been numerous reports of cloud to cloud lightning opinion not only last night but this morning. especially over toward the west. 60s and 70son the temps. those stay about the same as yesterday. a little cooler on thursday as the low moves south and calming down friday with your weekend always in view it does look a little warmer. >> thank you, steve. 2.5 million toyota cars, trucks, and suvs are being recalled here in the u.s..
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the recall effects cars made between july of 2005 and may of 2010 and it includes a long list. the camry, yaris, cover row la, matrix. rav 4, highlander, anise coy yeah suvs are also on the list. bank of america's country wide units settled a similar suit for $1 billion. walmart is expanding the same day delivery test to the bay area. right now the world's largest retailer is offering same day delivery for popular items.
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san jose and san francisco will be added by early next month. just in time for the good holiday shopping season. talking about cash, how about a cash cab? >> instead of counting money you don't keep that. >> the incredible amount of money a driver found in the back of his cab and how he returned it to its rightful owner. a wild rescue at pier 39 in san francisco what forced tourists to turn his attention to crews working near the water.
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good morning. we've had cloud to cloud lightning from about east bay oakland san mateo coast. rain down toward san jose. there will be sun, clouds, and showers today. high surf warning is in effect on the hawaiian island of ah way hoo. five people had to be rescued of getting caught in the rip currents. dramatic rescue on pier 39 as wildlife experts work to free a sea lion from a fishing lion.
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rescuers used a tranquilizer dart and net to capture the animal. officials say it's not uncommon for the animals to get stuck in debris which could cause them to check. >> they will get on often when it's little and it stays on. they wear it and grow into it. >> sea lion is now recovering at the marine animal center. a second lion was spotted with a line around its neck but it was scared by a tour boat and escape into the water. in a report made public yesterday the alameda county district attorney found that the shooting was justified because the officer thought his life was in danger. blueford was shot during a police pursuit back in may of investigators say he pointed a gun at the officers. the family and their attorney dispute that blueford had a gun. this is an amazing story. a cab driver in las vegas is being hailed a hero after he
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returned a lot of cash that was left behind in his cab. adam says he could not believe his eyes when he opened a laptop case left in the back of his cab and saw almost a quarter of a million dollars in cash. he didn't think twice. he turned the money over to the cab companies lost and found department. well it wasn't his money. the owner of the cab said he won the money at a vegas casino and left it in the cab. he gave the cab driver a $2,000 reward for his honesty. >> nice little reward. time now 5:57. coming up on the 6:00 hour. sal, how are we looking? >> so far so good mike and pam. i would say so far we are looking good if you are driving in the south bay especially. northbound 280 looks very nice getting up to highway 880 and
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it continues to look good all the way into the cupertino area. like wise for 680 coming off a very busy livermore valley commute through pleasanton that commute looks good. let's go back to mike and pam. thanks. coming up next in our 6:00 hour an unusual find after deputies got a report of screams coming from one neighborhood. a firefighter is recovering after a three alarm blaze. good morning. we've had a little bit of lightning in the nighttime sky. will that continue today? we'll take a look at it. the arteries of your dishwasher are constantly clogging up with grease and lime scale. use finish dishwasher cleaner every month to keep your machine in sparkling health. for shining results, finish dishwasher cleaner.
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